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==Discussion Point==


Close-up, Parlor, Platform, Stage

Close-up: You're sitting. Parlor: You're standing. Platform: You're on a riser or platform. Stage: You're on a stage.

Distorted statistics

I'm starting to wonder if the PH-template is such a good idea...

The statistics at the "Most linked-to pages" are now extremely skewed and distored:

For example, Portable Smoke looks like an extremely important piece of magic history, since it has 115 pages that links to it. Paul Harris effects not included in AoA is equally impressive.

But all of those links are from the PH-template. Take away those, and Portable Smoke has no links at all. Isn't it desirable that the statistics should reflect only "real" and natural linkage?

Is it possible to change something in the PH-template, so that it doesn't distort the statistics? Or in the whole template function, so that links in a template doesn't affect statistical results?

Just curious. TStone 08:46, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm wondering if that is why Wikipedia has turned that special page turned off: I'll look into more and see. Joe P. 13:18, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, and one more thing

Whenever I direct my browser to a MagicPedia page with a foreign character (e.g. Gibecière), it directs me to

I can get to the page for Gibecière by going to Gibeciere, though...

I've seen that too. I think it's something on the Genii server blocking it. I sent an email to the admin.
I took a look around myself and think I fixed it (let me know), but need to verify with admin that my fix is not breaking something else on Genii servers.


Joe, is there a standard system you've set up for handling ambiguities? If not, can you install the "hatnote" template? Examples: Magic by Gosh is the name of a Goshman DVD, a book, and his company. For another topic (I don't remember what...), I used "Title" for one usage and "Title (book)" for another (or maybe it was "Title (year)"?). Just wanted to get on the same page... Roatc 09:06, 24 January 2015 (EST)

See MagicPedia:Disambiguation. We basically follow the Wikipedia model.
OK, thanks. Is it possible to install the hatnote template? Roatc 11:29, 24 January 2015 (EST)
Not sure about getting hatnote. See if other templates like Template:otheruses will work for now.
Easier then I thought. template:hatnote is ready. Thank you... Roatc 13:21, 24 January 2015 (EST)

Also, can you please redirect The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius to The Award Winning Magic of John Cornelius. Too long again... Roatc 11:29, 24 January 2015 (EST)

done ...and thank you again! Roatc 13:21, 24 January 2015 (EST)
and thank you for all the work you have been doing! Joe P. 13:22, 24 January 2015 (EST)

Title too long again

Can you redirect Maurice Fogel: In Search of the Sensational to Maurice Fogel (book). Better yet, rename Maurice Fogel (book) to Maurice Fogel: In Search of the Sensational. I would have named it that myself but it was too long. Is there any way to override this so I don't have to keep bugging you about it? Roatc 18:54, 24 January 2015 (EST)

It's done to stop spamming (spammers like to put really long titles). I'll look to see if I can get on the server to bump up the limit some day, but I don't mind doing them in the mean time though. Joe P. 19:08, 24 January 2015 (EST)
Found where it was done and increased the length to 80 characters. Let me know if you think it needs to be longer

Weird behavior with accented letters in title?

Going to this page sends me to the Genii account pages: Les Tricheries des grecs dévoilées

By visiting the page through a redirect it works though: Les Tricheries des grecs devoilees (note the lack of accented letters)

I've seen that before. I'll take a look and try to fix again. Thanks! Joe P. 16:56, 3 May 2015 (EST)
Can't figure this out. Seems to be happening before it gets to the wiki. I'm guessing some kind of filter to stop hackers. We hope to upgrade the software soon. Will check again after the update.

Thanks for the Welcome to MAGICPEDIA !

User:Jpecore - Thanks for sending me the nice welcome to MAGICPEDIA over on my own Talk Page. Appreciate it. As for my modest, little art and collectibles business --- we did have shops, first one in Alexandria for several years in the Mount Vernon Antique Center on Richmond Hwy, then later moved to one on Liberia Ave. in Manassas in an Antiques Mall for a little over a year. Currently we're operating mostly on-line, and even that has been somewhat dormant for several months of late, due to family obligations, often on short notice, that have called us out-of-town frequently to Upstate New York. If, and when, we do crank back up, or revive our business in a shop or booth somewhere, I'll let you know. I've edited my User Page to avoid suggesting that we currently have a store-front shop open. Thanks again for your nice welcome to MAGICPEDIA. I've always enjoyed having its resources available, and am really having fun now, getting more engaged as a registered user/editor. Professor JR 15:37, 17 July 2015 (EST)

Wish I had known about Manassas one when it was open, my neck of the woods! And, my folks are from upstate New York (Massena area).

Glad to have you helping out with MagicPedia. The Al Cohen page is looking great! Joe P. 16:25, 17 July 2015 (EST)

My bride is from the Mohawk Valley area in Upstate New York (Little Falls), and her elderly mother still has a home there in the Valley, where she is currently residing.
Both the house, and the mother-in-law, require a certain amount of routine upkeep and preventive maintenance, increasingly exceeding the capabilities of a simple phone call.
Having lots of fun working on Al Cohen's well-deserved page -- he's a terrific guy and a dear friend, and he and Rita were both still going strong, last I talked with him
(we stay in touch mostly by e-Mail these days) even if he's slowing down just a tad doing a 3-card Monte or his coin routines, at age 89-1/2.
> Professor JR 17:04, 17 July 2015 (EST)
Ah. That is closer to where my aunts and cousins live in Rome, New York. I saw Al at this years Magi-Whirl convention. He looked good!

Wikipedia links

We have a standard template on Magicpedia for including a link to Wikipedia (with the same article name) called {{Wikipedia}}. Lots of pages already have it. The template also covers us with standard text to comply with wikipedia rules. Joe P. 05:59, 22 July 2015 (EST)

How do I, or what needs doing to fix this in the articles I have tried to inter-link? I apologize if I created any problems. Would be happy to try to fix any that I did wrong.
--- Professor JR 06:39, 22 July 2015 (EST)
Not a problem. I think I fixed most already. See Template:Wikipedia for more info. Joe P.
Thanks, Joe. Appreciate it. Professor JR 12:20, 22 July 2015 (EST)

New Wikipedia entry on Al Cohen!

Joe: Check out the newly created article on "Al Cohen" in Wikipedia, at: Wikipedia - Al Cohen (magician).
(Any criticisms or suggestions for improvements most welcome.) --- Professor JR 06:39, 22 July 2015 (EST)

Resting places

I have several databases at my disposal including US Ancestry and Genealogybank. I have had some luck locating resting places and making memorials on I wish that I could find the name of the Black Wizard of the West. He supposedly died in 1922 while performing the bullet catch trick. Google is mostly regurgitation s of the same old things. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

I'll take a look through my resources and see what I can find about the Black Wizard of the West. Joe P. (talk)